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Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.


Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Danielle Ray, External Communications Manager 
Greater Oark-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(501) 614-4420 (p) (501) 765-9903 (c)



March 19, 2015
Red Cross holds 2nd Annual Batesville Battle of the Banks blood drive   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 20, 2015) — Banks across Batesville are teaming up with the American Red Cross for a competition to help save lives. Join First Community Bank, Citizens Bank, Merchants and Planters Bank and...
March 17, 2015
Grand opening scheduled for March 24   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (March 16, 2015) — The American Red Cross has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility in Memphis, which will expand the humanitarian services organization’s service delivery capacity to the area, helping more people get trained...
March 11, 2015
Donors urgently needed after nearly 1,000 blood drives canceled since Feb. 1   (March 12, 2015) — Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now...
March 4, 2015
Donate blood at Saline Memorial to remember Drew Melton   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 3, 2015) — The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in memory of Drew Melton, a Benton teen who died in a car accident in 2012. Family, friends and community members are invited to take part in this...
February 23, 2015
Severe winter weather causes the cancellation of nearly 900 blood donations   (Feb. 25, 2015) — As severe winter weather begins to clear and it is considered safe to travel, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to donate and help...
February 10, 2015
Remembering Hannah Grace at a lifesaving event   LOWELL, Ark. (Feb. 11, 2015) — The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in memory of Hannah Grace Cumby, a little girl who died from cancer in 2009 when she was just 4 years old. Family, friends and everyone in the community is...
February 4, 2015
Company employees donate more than 2,000 pints of blood   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 5, 2015) — The American Red Cross recognizes Dassault Falcon Jet of Little Rock for their outstanding commitment to help save lives through blood donation. The company’s employees have made a total of...